Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile

A new study confirms that weight affects men’s fertility, highlighting that those who are overweight are at a higher risk of infertility

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertileDiet should be one of the main priorities of men. That is a call highlighted in a new study that confirmed the negative impact of being overweight in a man’s fertility. Over the past years, health experts have been warning about the potential link between extra fat and fertility problems. More and more men have […]

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

The pain from a panic attack feels sharper and localised to one area while those experiencing a heart attack report feeling more of a pressure on their chest

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attackAm I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?

Recently, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, and batsmen Nic Maddinson, Will Pucovski announced breaks from international cricket to deal with their mental issues. Virat Kohli had also touched on the subject, lauding Maxwell and recalling the time he struggled with ‘end of the world’ thoughts. But what are the factors which can impact the mental health of cricketers

Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?Steve Smith is glad that mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by ‘hectic’ playing schedules. Steve Smith has been a strong advocate for mental health awareness Steve Smith said in the Australian dressing room players are now […]

35 extra minutes of exercise per day can reduce depression risk

Even those who had the highest genetic depression risk scores were less likely to develop depression if they had higher levels of physical activity

35 extra minutes of exercise per day can reduce depression riskAccording to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind. The paper, which appears in the journal Depression and Anxiety, shows that physical activity can positively affect the risk of depression — even when there is a higher genetic risk. Lead author Karmel Choi, […]

Is female sexual dysfunction linked with mental health issues?

Generally, no one openly talks about their sex life. Talking about sex is still considered as a taboo in our society. A lot of men and woman suffer from sexual dysfunction. But, don’t open up with their partners about it or don’t consult a doctor for help

Is female sexual dysfunction linked with mental health issues?Are mental health issues connected with losing one’s desire for sex? Health experts state that in a lot of cases mental health is one of the factors which contributes to loss of sexual desire. And the cases of sexual dysfunction are rising worldwide. Mental health experts believe, globally, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has emerged as […]

Virat Kohli reveals that he too struggled with mental health issues

The Indian captain felt that mental health issues need to be discussed for a better understanding of what one is going through at a personal level

Virat Kohli reveals that he too struggled with mental health issuesThe issue of mental health among players in cricket was thrust out in the open after Aussie batsman Maxwell came forward with his struggles and took a break from cricket. Virat Kohli, who is the captain of the Indian cricket team, felt that it was a ‘remarkable’ admission by Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, when the […]

#WorldKindnessDay: Being kind can be beneficial to your health

Until recently, most people thought about staying healthy in terms of lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, sleep, and the occasional doctor's visit. While access to quality medical care remains critical, ample research shows that what happens in hospitals and clinics is just a small piece of the larger well-being puzzle. We now know that kindness is critical to physical health

#WorldKindnessDay: Being kind can be beneficial to your healthKindness shown in intentionally saying thanks, making every social encounter count and volunteering in cause groups may get you an extra health boost, according to Kelli Harding, M.D., MPH, psychiatrist and author of ‘The Rabbit Effect.’ “Kindness influences health and ageing on a microscopic cellular level,” she said. She continued that a supportive hug from […]

Not just youth, even elderly fall prey to smartphone addiction

People are increasingly dependent on their cell phones, after a certain point the cell phone ceases to be an aid to comfortable living and instead becomes a serious impediment to health, successful relationships and productive lives. This is where digital dependence becomes a disorder and an addiction

Not just youth, even elderly fall prey to smartphone addiction‘Nomophobia’ and ‘Phantom ring’ are psychological disorders associated with addiction to digital devices. Experts are noticing that more cases of elderly seeking advice for addiction to digital devices are coming to them. They mention that it is not just adults and teenagers who are victims of addictions to digital devices, but even the elderly are […]

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical colleges

The Tamil Nadu government has regulated duty timings of post graduate (PG) students working in government medical colleges. The Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) has issued a letter in this regards to all the deans of government medical colleges

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical collegesThe mental health of young doctors working in government medical colleges is at a tipping point. Stress, massive workload, erratic duty hours, lack of sleep, and the working environment is taking a toll on their mind. With an aim to reduce the mental pressure on doctors, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) Tamil Nadu, has taken […]